Bikes get amended ordinance in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH — Lake Worth Commissioners unanimously approved an amended bicycle ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting that will allow Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies to ensure bike riders are operating their bicycles safely.

The ordinance will allow any abandoned bicycles to be removed after 48 hours. The recovered bikes will be stored in a secure location until claimed or discarded, according to city purchasing policy.

The ordinance will make it unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon any railway platform or pedestrian way within the city. It will also be against the law to ride a bike upon or across any railway tracks within the corporate limits.

The city said it wants to clarify regulations on abandoned bikes since they are a nuisance and clutter sidewalks and public right-of-ways.

The ordinance also allows for the removal of abandoned, deserted or vacated bikes on any city street, public way or city grounds.

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